Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by SilverOptimus, Jun 3, 2018.
News Post: Additional Info On Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Toyline
Fun stuff I suppose, but I really hope we hear something about the Generations/Studio Series Bee movie toys soon...
On topic though, these listings make me curious as to exactly how many characters are going to be in the movie itself.
Are ignitors like the Force things that TLJ toy line had? The one that sold like crap?
Or like the TLK Allspark Tech stuff that came out way after the movie was done and forgotten about.
We already know some characters for the line but not all of them will be in the movie (judging by previous experiences):
Energon Igniters - Speed Series
Bumblebee (codename: Stryker 1)
"Cougar" (a code name)
Energon Igniters - Nitro Series
Energon Igniters - Power Series
Bumblebee (code name "Stryker")
Optimus Prime (code name "Radar")
"Blue Light" (a code name)
"Hornet 2" (a code name)
"Red Light 1" (a code name)
Unlisted (may belong to the 3 unknown slots of Speed Series and Nitro Series)
Optimus Prime (code name "Radar")
Bumblebee (code name "Stryker 1")
"Red Light 2" (a code name)
there's also the Power Plus series, but from what I remember that's just the Power series figures with and Energon Core included, so probably the exact same characters.
Next Transformers movie... Transformers 7: Invasion of the Buzzwords
Featuring a new line of toys, the One-step igniter power crash combiner nitro core bots*.
*Now with all-spark activator action
It's neat to know that there will be non-movie characters again. Plus we'll see Optimus, Megatron, and Hot Rod in the new Movie aesthetic.
Since there is only four Bumblebee Movie robots.
ehem, optimus could be one of them
I bet Power Core Bumblebee is a fully articulated electronic figure. A Bumblebee aimed at the older kids. It's almost 10" tall, "completely new transformation" might mean manual transformation compared to the igniter gimmick.
My wallet will be happy at the smaller amount of characters and various price points. Well played TF, well played. Meanwhile there's Optimus that I can add to my collection. That sweet, sweet retro Semi look.
Only five weeks to SDCC, hopefully we'll get to see some of this stuff, and who the characters are (as well as the G1 and Movie Generations lines).
I feel like the Transformers movies have always had this issue; the fans are desperate to know who the characters are but the execs consider the robots to be major spoilers (WTF?) since apparently every Transformer in the movie is akin to The Vision in Age of Ultron; can't show them so people can be 'surprised', or we see them all in Toyfair but only because they are pushing the upcoming toyline early
I suppose this is why Hot Rod was such a big deal in TLK; they revealed a new Autobot without hemming and hawing over non-spoilers
He's cameoing but not one of the main 4. The main 4 from what I understand is Bumblebee, Barricade, Starscream, and the Plymouth, which is a female Con.
But those are more than 3 cons though
Obviously a Nitro Zeus focused line.
Given Hasbro lately all the Unknowns will be Bumblebee and Optimus repaints
Stealth Mode BB
Night Watch OP
I unironically want this to happen
But he did list three 'Cons.
Well, that's true, if we not count more than 1 autobot.
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